Politics

Measuring humanity's undoubted progress

Nov
26
Jonathan Power

Despite popular belief, the world has become a more equal place since the global financial crisis that began eleven years ago. The growth of Brazil, India and China has led to the biggest decrease in inequality since the Industrial Revolution began in Britain

 
 
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Is free and fair election possible in Africa?

Oct
29
Okot Nyormoi

African leaders do not lose elections. It is a truism that has endured for decades and that has so to speak stood the test of time. The leader’s permanent victory at the polls, often scoring well over 90% of the votes cast, was at one point interrupted by its twin, the coup d’état 

 
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Which way Africa? Parliamentary or Presidential System?

Oct
29
Peter Anyang Nyongo

It is interesting to observe the similarities that exist between Kenya and Uganda. In the runup to the 1962 elections that brought independence, Milton Obote’s Uganda People’s Congress party, formed a coalition with Buganda’s royalist party, Kabaka Yekka [The King Alone]. The two parties commanded a Parliamentary majority, and Obote rode to power as Prime Minister.

 
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Who is this man Xi Jinping who rules China?

Jun
28
Jonathan Power

Despite the enormous power he wields, Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. We watched him on television last weekend as he watched the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un. His face was near to expressionless. Xi doesn’t pose or stand like an arrogant man. His face doesn’t look hard, as did Hitler’s or Stalin’s

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US/Iran Flare up in the Persian Gulf

Jun
27
Jonathan Power

“Any attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary including military force.” President Jimmy Carter 1980

 

 

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Protecting Land Rights in Apaa, Amuru District, Northern Uganda

Jun
27
Okot Nyormoi

Apaa land has been the center of local as well as international attention for decades. It has seen wars, changes in land utility, eviction and re-occupation and many other activities. The land is about 827 Sq. Km, (82,700 hectares) lying between Amuru and Adjumani Districts. Recently, the President of Uganda appointed a new committee chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament ...

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SECURITY COUNCIL MUST STOP THE US MAKING WAR ON IRAN

May
24
Jonathan Power

Iranian lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was this week sentenced to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes. Amnesty International reported. Nasrin is a dedicated human rights campaigner. The persecution of human rights activists in Iran is getting worseIIt makes it hard to feel sorry for Iran. Even when President Trump is wielding his bully stick against it. Even when Trump has sabotaged the International agreement on Iran ...

 

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America’s bags of tricks and strategies

Apr
23
Okello Oculi

Today President Donald Trump can go on twitter and make nasty comments about immigrants and what the president loves to call shithole countries. However, in the past and for centuries Europeans including Trump’s own people boarded ships and fled their European homes for America to escape problems that made their European lives wretched and miserable.

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